Pre-Loved Online Store Directory

7 December 2020

It’s not just eBay, Etsy or Depop selling pre-loved clothing and accessories online anymore.  Slow fashion is gaining pace as the smart way to shop and there are many amazing stores to choose from.  Some specialise in particular eras, others in designer, luxury goods but you can rest assured that the items they sell are pretty unique.

Having realised that I follow quite a few sellers via Instagram, I decided to curate a directory.  Please have a browse and support sustainable shopping…!

Accentuate Life & Style – created by Maria Bettis who most recently spent 7 years in the Senior Management Team for Harrods Personal Shopping. Pre-loved pieces are carefully selected from a fantastic range of brands including ba&sh, Stine Goya, H&M, & Other Stories, Becksondergaard, Whistles, MAJE, Zara, Primrose Park to name a few.

Beyond Retro – Founded in East London in 2002, Beyond Retro have grown rapidly to become the UK’s largest vintage retailer.  Fanatical about vintage yet extremely precise with what they carry, product is sourced up to six months in advance, aided by a sophisticated information management system that gives constant internal trend updates. This helps them respond to shifts in the fashion zeitgeist on a weekly and monthly basis.

Holy Cow Handbags – Vintage designer hand bags and accessories sold via Instagram. Brands featured include Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Mulberry, Chanel, Céline & Prada.

Julianna Heale – On-line dress agency that sells immaculate pre-worn designer clothing and accessories to a faithful following. Julianna has access to some of the most coveted wardrobes in London and the South of England, aspiring to provide an enviable reputation for sourcing the best and most desirable pieces available, with exceptional service to both buyers and sellers.  Brands featured include Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Isabel Marant Etoile, Iro, Chanel, Stella McCartney, Anine Bing, Burberry to name a few.

Lint Clothing – High Street to High End.  Brands featured include Shrimps, Zara, Ganni, Gucci to name drop a few.  They sell all types of clothing, bags, jewellery and sunglasses.

Marshmallow Mountain – Focus on vintage silk scarves as well as leather goods and clothing from Italian, French and British fashion.

My Wardrobe HQ – The UK’s first fashion rental marketplace; a leading destination for renting and buying contemporary and luxury womenswear fashion. Sourced from brand partners as well as items from the wardrobes of celebrities and influencers including Arizona Muse, Poppy and Chloe Delevingne, Olivia Buckingham, Roxie Nafousi, Caroline Fleming, amongst many other stylish women across the UK.

Nearly New Cashmere – They find salvageable cashmere facing landfill to rescue, repair and restore so they can sell it on to a new owner. Their mission – “to make this luxury fabric available to everyone at an affordable price, whilst doing our thing for the planet at the very same time.”  They sell women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories.

One Scoop Store – founded in 2017 by Holly Watkins who has 15 years experience working in the fashion industry.  Holly sources a wonderful range of designer, contemporary brands and eccentric vintage items from markets, car boot sales and a network of private sellers.  They have been mentioned in Vogue, Elle and Who What Wear.

Re:Dress West Bridgford – Fab Instagram account selling pre-loved clothing to raise money for the Trussell Trust, a food bank charity.  They post a daily drop Monday to Friday around 7pm and the first to comment and pay gets the item.  All daily drops are donated by their Instagram community.

Rhubarb Jumble Shop – selling clothes, accessories, homeware and furniture but specialising in clothing from the 50s-80s as well as vintage hair accessories.

The Second Row – previously known as ‘The Preloved Designer Sale’ they specialise in preloved designer flash sales from an impressive client list of fashion insiders.  They sell everything from high street to designer selling on behalf of stylists, bloggers, influencers and celebrities.  All sales are held via their website with sneak previews and updates on their Instagram @thesecondrow_ .

Selena’s Shop – A dreamy selection of vintage clothing many from the 70s, 80s and 90s with a gorgeous, feminine aesthetic.

Shelter, King’s Cross – at some point I would love to visit this store but for now I will happily browse their online selection! Shop second hand and reduce your impact on the environment, whilst joining their fight against bad housing and homelessness.  They always have a great range of brands from high street to designer.

Sign Of The Times – Originating in Chelsea Green in 1976, it was originally conceived to sell clothes belonging to celebrities of the day but soon became a go-to for the fashionable elite with celebrity clients arriving from far and wide to shop their edit.  Today the team have 45 years combined experience and have recently launched their website with an e-commerce team headed up by someone who was part of The Outnet founding team.  They stock the latest pre-owned luxury fashion at sale prices with new items going live daily at 10am.

Studio Thrifty Four – Features a gorgeous selection of pre-loved and vintage clothing with a disco vibe!

Take Two – Selling high street to high end pre-loved clothing and accessories.  Brands featured include Topshop, French Connection, Warehouse, Jaeger, Max Mara, Whistles, Hobbs & All Saints amongst others.

Vestiaire Collective – Launched in 2009, they have grown from a French company to a global one.  Their international community is now composed of over 7 million fashion savvy members located in over 50 countries across Europe, the United States, Asia, and Australia.  Their carefully curated items are expertly checked once sold to ensure their quality and authenticity.  25,000 new items are submitted by their community of sellers every week from a huge range of high street and designer brands.

A Virtual Vintage Market – Featured in Grazia, Who What Wear & The Guardian, they host two virtual Markets on Instagram each month.  Like a marketplace, traders have their own virtual stall and customers can browse their store fronts before heading to their pages to browse their stock. Traders stall out at home, in their studios or their shops, sharing live streams, videos and photos of their pieces and engage with customers in real time.  A Virtual Vintage Market also curate an online Rental Service.

Wear Not, Want Not – Curated by Katie Macaulay who has been a reseller since 2006, selling a fab mixture of high-street designer clothing and accessories via Instagram.

If you have found your own pre-loved or vintage store online that’s not listed above, please do let me know as I will keep adding to the list above.

Thank you!

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